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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Five — Tollymore

After packing up our cloaks and swords we left Inch Abbey and drove through the town of Downpatrick until we reached the A25 road and then we headed westward past the village of Clough until we reached the town of … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Four — Direwolves and Monks

Well, we didn’t see any monks on our GoT tour because King Henry VIII either evicted or executed all of the monks in the British Isles between 1536 and 1542 and dissolved all of their abbeys. We did tour one … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Three — Audley’s Castle

My mother’s name was Mary Audley Kenny. All her friends and relatives called her Audley. No one knows how she got her middle name. All her mother would say is that she read it in a book somewhere. Trouble is … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Two — Castle Ward

It took us  just a few minutes to drive the one and a half miles from the village square of Strangford to our parking spot just outside the walls of Castle Ward, known to Game of Thrones fans as Winterfell, … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part One — Strangford Lough

Friday was Shopping Day for my wife and daughter and grandkids but it was Game of Thrones Day for me and my son-in-law Brian. There are many companies that offer tours of GoT film locations in Northern Ireland. We chose … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our First Irish Wedding

It was late Thursday morning, the day after our visit to the Titanic Museum, when Cousin Henry and Geraldine picked us up at our Belfast hotel and headed down the A24 to the town of Ballynahinch, about 15 miles away. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Titanic Museum

It was a rainy day in Belfast,  the day after all our adventures along the north Antrim coast (see here, here, here and here), and we were still exhausted.  So it wasn’t until mid-afternoon when we finally ventured out of … Continue reading

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